The Obama administration is bragging that they tricked the press into propagandizing the “Iranian deal” by creating an echo chamber in social media. How is this new? It’s not! Only the technology has changed.
Conservatives have known the media have been cuckolds for the Democratic Party for decades. It’s amazing they pretend to be unaware of it. Here is an excerpt from the Daily Mail:
Times reporter David Samuels spent time with the 38-year-old Obama whisperer in February on the day of the president's final State of the Union address, watching as he massaged a willing press corps to delay the outrage after Iran's navy intercepted and seized two U.S. Navy boats and their 10 American sailors.
Samuels wrote at length of how Rhodes, trained as a novelist, works – '[t]he narratives he frames, the voices of senior officials, the columnists and reporters whose work he skillfully shapes and ventriloquizes, and even the president’s own speeches and talking points.'
All those forces of nature, moving from Rhodes' mind to the computer keyboard of his deputy ned Price, blow through 'the administration’s well-cultivated network of officials, talking heads, columnists and newspaper reporters, web jockeys and outside advocates who can tweet at critics and tweak their stories backed up by quotations from "senior White House officials" and "spokespeople".'
Once each chosen talking point ping-pongs to reporters from spokesmen at the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon, it rockets 'across the Twitterverse, where it springs to life in dozens of insta-stories, which over the next five hours don formal dress for mainstream [news] outlets.'
Samuels singles out two 'handpicked' reporters, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor, as vehicles the White House uses to push its messaging.
Goldberg famously quoted an unnamed 'senior White House official' calling Netahyahu 'a chickens**t' in October 2014, for instance.
The only people who were fooled about this deal are the ones who wanted to be fooled. And the press wonders why they are so despised when they act like a bunch of cuckolds.